Annotation scales exist, whether you use annotation dim/text styles, blocks, or otherwise. In fact, those *not* using them are frequently the ones with the excess scale lists, on the basis of "out of sight out of mind".
We've had a few drawings come in with tens of thousands of excess scales despite no annotative content.
If you are going to fly by the seat of your pants, expect friction burns.
Adopt. Adapt. Overcome. Or be overcome.